NHL Player Props March 8: Dylan Larkin Looks to Get Mojo Back Against Chicago Blackhawks

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Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the New York Islanders on March 04, 2023. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP

NHL Pick: Dylan Larkin – Over 0.5 Assists (-110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Picks Summary:  

  • Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings) – Over 0.5 Assists (-110)  
  • Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg Jets) – Over 2.5 Shots (+100) 
  • Elias Pettersson (Vancouver Canucks) – Over 3.5 Shots (-115) 

With just three NHL games on the board today our NHL player prop choices have been slim but nonetheless, we still managed to find some selections we are confident in.  

Let’s hope to build on last night’s success by cashing two of our three NHL picks at (+140) NHL betting odds.  

  • Overall NHL Article Plays This Season: 126-93 

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 07:30 PM EST at Little Caesars Arena 

Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings) 

Over/Under Assists 

  • Goals Scored: 23 
  • Goals Assisted: 36 
  • Shots Per Game: 3.10 

Dylan Larkin has been the Detroit Red Wings’ highest points scorer (by a long shot) with 59 points compared to teammate David Perron’s next-best 39 points.

With that being said, he has gone cold in recent games when it comes to his playmaking, only scoring an assist in two of his previous nine outings.  

Larkin started 2023 in strong form by picking up an assist in 12 of his opening 19 games, and we believe he can find an assist here in this NHL matchup at (-110) NHL betting odds.  

The Detroit center leads his team in assists this season and has seen 21 of his 36 assists come on home ice.  

NHL Pick: Dylan Larkin – Over 0.5 Assists (-110) at BetOnline   

Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets  

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 07:30 PM EST at Canada Life Centre 

Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg Jets)  

Over/Under Shots  

  • Goals Scored: 36 
  • Goals Assisted: 21 
  • Shots Per Game: 2.65 

The Minnesota Wild are coming into this game on the second of a back-to-back. They could be a little fatigued so we are looking to Mark Scheifele’s shot total to go over 2.5 at (+100) NHL betting odds.  

Besides Kyle Connor, Scheifele has had the second most amount of shots per game on this Jets team. Since the beginning of February, he has hit 3+ game shots 58% of the time. By having failed to do so last time out (with just one shot registered) against the San Jose Sharks, we like his odds and chances of doing so tonight.  

Scheifele has been much more productive on home ice averaging the majority of his shots in Winnipeg with an average of 2.90 shots compared to just 2.38 on the road.

Thus far this season Scheifele has seen an average of four shots per game when facing the Minnesota Wild.  

NHL Pick: Mark Scheifele – Over 2.5 Shots (+100) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks  

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 10:00 PM EST at Rogers Arena 

Elias Pettersson (Vancouver Canucks)  

Over/Under Shots  

  • Goals Scored: 30 
  • Goals Assisted: 49 
  • Shots Per Game: 3.34 

We are looking to lay the juice on Vancouver’s Elias Pettersson to see 4+ game shots against the Anaheim Ducks on home ice. This Ducks team allows the most shots per game this season with a whopping average of 35.6 shots per game (brought down from a 39 average just a few weeks back).  

Pettersson has only faced the Duck once thus far this season where he managed 8 game shots in total and given the fact he is Vancouver’s highest shot-taker overall this season, we believe it’s worth laying the (-115) NHL betting odds on his over 3.5 shots line tonight.  

We expect a Canucks victory. When Pettersson’s team has been victorious he has averaged slightly more shots per game coming in with 3.60 in total.   

NHL Pick: Elias Pettersson – Over 3.5 Shots (-115) at BetOnline 

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